Net metering gives Vancouver Island man electricity rebates

From Global News:

A Vancouver Island man says it’s possible to power your home with solar energy and save big money. Neetu Garcha took a tour.

“There’s a 148 panels in total on my property. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s replacing the electrical needs of 10 people,” said Stephen Gilbert, a homeowner in Metchosin, west of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The power of going solar is front and center thanks to what Gilbert installed right in his back yard.

“What’s behind me and some panels that are on my home, actually generated enough electricity, to power the cottage and also the house,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert also uses the panels to power up two electric vehicles.

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2 thoughts on “Net metering gives Vancouver Island man electricity rebates

  • December 30, 2017 at 3:08 am

    very interested in visiting your place sometime soon to see your solar set up.

  • March 8, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    His story keeps changing depending on which news item it is. From his info he is suggesting he is installing solar for about $1.22 per watt. IMPOSSIBLE, never done, why he feels he needs to tell this fantasy is why it gets worse, Enough power for 10 homes he says, BC Hydro stat says the average home uses 11,000kWh annually. His System in one new story 35kW, later is another for this story he says 148 panes, lets presume typical 250 watt panels, thats 37,000kWh enough for little more than 3 average homes not 10. Every news story I read about this man is pinning my BS meter past the stop pin. Why he finds it necessary to continue with his fantasy story is unfortunate for those who believe his nonsense.


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